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Workshop – Finding and Mapping Population Data from the US Census

We’ve added a new GIS workshop to the DSSC schedule (click link to register).

Next week Friday in EDS from 10:30am – 12:30pm Jane Weintrop, the Data Librarian will give an introduction to the detailed socio-demographic data produced by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Focus will be on current data sources, Decennial Census and the American Community Survey.

The workshop will describe what they are, how they were produced, and how to use them.

Why such data are ideal for mapping will be explained and illustrated with an hands-on exercise in obtaining and mapping population data.

No prior experience with GIS software is required to attend.

US Census & GIS

Friday October 24th from 10:30 – 12:30pm we’re holding another GIS workshop.

The workshop gives an overview of the Decennial Census as an important source population and housing data for use in mapping applications and is led by Jane Weintrop, the Data Services Librarian and Head of EDS.

In addition to the overview there will be a hands-on exercise that serves as an introduction to Census Bureau’s web portal, American FactFinder. Participants will learn how to join data tables to spatial layers and create a thematic map using Census data.

No prior experience with GIS is necessary to attend.